RALEIGH — June Onkundi was stabbed and killed by one of her patients while she was at work Tuesday.

Onkundi was a mother of four who worked as a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Freedom House Recovery Center in Durham.

NCMS CEO Chip Baggett released the following statement on her death:

The North Carolina Medical Society joins people from around the state in mourning the tragic death of June Onkundi.  Our thoughts are with her family and friends as they face life without her.  June was working as a nurse practitioner when her own patient stabbed and killed her. 

Her death is a reminder of the violence in the workplace that health care workers face very day.  The NCMS continues to be a resource for medical professionals and strongly supports efforts to keep the workplace safe.

June’s death shines a light on the threat our members face every day.  We wish the very best for her loved ones.